Running myths Foot & Ankle biomechanical assessment

Here we will discuss some running myths that you may have heard often and debunk them for you.  We’ll take a look at just 3 of of them and give you the cold hard truth.  Many people, runners and non-runners, would all love to give their opinion on running!! There were always many varying different…

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A Podiatrist looks after the health of your feet and lower limbs. In Australia, Podiatrists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority, also known as AHPRA. This is the same for New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In the UK, the Health and Care Practitioners Council, known as HCPC, is the body where Podiatrists are…

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Ingrown toenails

What are Ingrown Toenails? Ingrown toenails are a relatively common complaint that we see as podiatrists. To best explain how and why they occur and what is the treatment options for them, lets have a look at them from the small scale (cellular) process and then look at the larger environmental causes.      …

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which orthotics are right for me

Which orthotics are suitable for me?   Orthotics are an area of much debate among the podiatry community particularly regarding which orthotare the most appropriate.  As lower limb injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis have become more common, a larger variety of orthotics have become available to the public with many health professionals and even supermarkets…

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Shin Splints

Shin splints and shin pain is a common complaint that we see at Your Podiatry Canberra. It is particularly common in sports such as running and mainly distance runners. It can also occur in any sports that involve running such as football, soccer, AFL and netball. Shin Pain Vs Shin Splints Shin pain is usually…

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Orthotics for children, children's feet

Orthotics for Children are an ethically sticky topic among the podiatry community. Similarly, public opinion can sometimes be wary when orthotics are being discussed. This conjecture has come about from a number of factors including; the cost; differing opinions between podiatrists; the selling of orthotics by other professions such as doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapist; over…

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